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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Ford-302-306-308-SBF-Engine-Motor-Block-360- HP_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ33615QQitemZ8031486590QQrdZ1

not sure if that is advertising But im thinking of purchasing that engine.
It will fit in my 73 comet corect?

posted by  Aondor

Good deal if its legit.

posted by  OombaIsBack

Is there anything else you would need to switch though? Such as my car comes with a 302 and this is only a 308, not a huge difference. But regardless would there be things that needed to be changed?

posted by  Pythias

:stupid:

Feedback seems pretty nice, so I think you should have no problems...

posted by  chris_knows

It should bolt in just fine to your Mustang Pythias. I dont know anything about the Comet so I wouldnt know if it would hook up to its mounts, tranny, etc. Just to let you know though, that auction is just for the block. You're going to want a heads to go with it.

posted by  OombaIsBack

True... and what about whether it is Speed Density or Mass Air Flow? My car was the one year before speed density was switched to Mass Air flow, and TONS of people are telling em I should spend the 600$ on a conversion kit to convert form speed Density because it will make my gains THAT much better when I buy heads...

EDIT: I did jsut find out however the switch initially causes you to loose power :screwy: by 2-3horses look at this website http://www.mustanggt.org/93gt.htm

posted by  Pythias

From what I read here http://home.pon.net/hunnicutt/history_79_93.htm
the switch did decrease horsepower, but is better for modifying because the system can adjust itself based on modifications. It also says MAF increases driveability and fuel economy compared to speed density.

posted by  OombaIsBack

ok if it didn't hook up to my tranny what would i have to do?

posted by  Aondor

I'm gonnna take a guess and say buy a different tranny.

posted by  Pythias

Well then I guess it will be worth it. And I don't plan on swapping a different block it, I plan on eventually having a rebuild, I'm going to check the compression ratio when I have a chance though because my friend told me that will help determine the shape of the engine is in.

posted by  Pythias

But where would i find another transmission that would be compatible with the engine how much do they cost?

and If that turns to be too expensive Ill just go with this

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Ford-302-engine_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ3 3615QQitemZ8031578013QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW

posted by  Aondor

Well since that is a 5.0 block, I'm sure a transmission from a 5.0L Mustang or Thunderbird would work.

posted by  car_crazy89

Thats why he said he would go with that because the first block showed was a 308, where as that will most likely bolt right in.

posted by  Pythias

Yes, but I meant the 308 engine, because it says right in they're ad "Remanufactured 86-95 Roller Block", so basically it is a 5.0L.

Edit: Sorry, I realised my error, I quoted the wrong quote (or should of atleast only quoted part of it). Fixed previous post.

posted by  car_crazy89

Its a 5.0 block simply bored...the trans wholes will still line up perfectly fine unless they changed it throughout the years. I would check and see what kind of trans you have in your 73 because as you see on thier ad it says it is a reman. 86-95. Your compression ratio is probably going to be up to you by the size of cc the heads you put on it have. I'd like to know what combination they had in it when it put out 360 hp. I noticed it said "honed accordingly"...does that mean they honed the crap out of it or what, and why would they have to hone it if it was bored .40 over?

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